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Oklahoman Published: March 20, 2014



Core Norman meeting set

The public is invited to a kickoff meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for the Center City Vision project, a joint planning effort of city and University of Oklahoma officials. The kickoff will be in the fellowship hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 235 W Duffy St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Bill Lennertz, executive director of the National Charrette Institute, based in Portland, Ore., is lead consultant for the project. Other team members include staff from the firms Opticos and Ferrell Madden. The visioning team is charged with looking at the downtown West Main and Campus Corner areas, as well as the neighborhoods in between, and coming up with a long-range development plan.

U.S. Olympian to speak

U.S. Olympian luge athlete Kate Hansen will deliver a public devotional at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house, 1506 W Imhoff Road. Hansen, a member of the LDS church, participated in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics where she placed 10th in the women’s single luge. During the devotional, Hansen will share stories about her athletic career, the Olympics and how she has derived strength from trials and her faith.

Charity game scheduled

Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles and former University of Oklahoma standout Corey Wilson will host the second annual Ball-For-A-Cause Celebrity Basketball Game April 11 at Norman North High School, 1809 Stubbeman Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the game at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. The game will raise money for the Ryan Broyles Foundation that launched Project 84 last year to help children, families and special-needs individuals. Wilson’s team also will be playing for the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, benefiting spinal cord research. Former OU football players will be among the guest athletes. The game will feature giveaways, a silent auction and a special halftime show. For more information, go to



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